Colleges – Southwest Minnesota State

Strong Second Half Sends Sioux Falls To Victory Over SMSU

Coo Men Prevail 74-56

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – On his birthday and during Thanksgiving weekend, University of Sioux Falls Men’s Basketball Head Coach Chris Johnson picked up the 200th win of his career as the Cougars recorded a 74-56 decision over Southwest Minnesota State (3-4, 0-1 NSIC) in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference opener at the Stewart Center. At the heart of the victory…

USF Hits Century mark Against SMSU As Cougars Stay Unbeaten

USF Hits Century mark Against SMSU As Cougars Stay Unbeaten

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Southwest Minnesota State women’s basketball team (3-1, 0-1 NSIC) started off hot in the first half in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference season opener on Wednesday night, before the NSIC’s South Division preseason favorite, Sioux Falls (4-0, 1-0 NSIC) pushed past the Mustangs, shooting over 50 percent, to claim a 100-77 victory. SMSU was led in…

Augustana Wraps Up Playoff Spot With Big Win Over SMSU

Vikings Win 45-21 To Finish 9-2

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Augustana football team completed its 2019 home slate with a perfect 6-0 record after topping Southwest Minnesota State 45-21 Saturday afternoon inside Kirkeby-Over Stadium. The Vikings, holding a 9-2 record, await their opponent in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs which begin Saturday, Nov. 23.   Augustana jumped all over the Mustangs…

Mustangs Rally For Win At Minot

SMSU Wins 21-17

MINOT, N.D. – Boyer Bouman connected on a 34-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Davis with 25 seconds left in the game to lift Southwest Minnesota State to a thrilling 21-17 victor over Minot State on Saturday at Herb Parker Stadium in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football.   SMSU, which improves to 2-3 overall with its second straight victory, started the…

Sioux Falls Suffocates SMSU

Coo Roll In Marshall 51-7

MARSHALL, MN  —   The University of Sioux Falls Football Team (2-1, 2-1 NSIC) dominated the game on both offense and defense while improving to 2-1 overall and moved into a tie for second in the NSIC South with a 51-7 victory over Southwest Minnesota State (0-3, 0-3 NSIC) at Mattke Field on Saturday (Sept. 21). USF, which outgained SMSU, 564-to-160…

SMSU’s Upset Bid Of Mankato Comes Up Short

Mustangs Drop Opener 38-23

MARSHALL, Minn. – No. 3 ranked and defending Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference champion Minnesota State scored the game’s final 10 points in the fourth quarter to hold off a late Southwest Minnesota State comeback attempt to earn a 38-23 victory in the season opener for both teams on Saturday night at Mattke Field at the Schwan Regional Event Center. MSU’s victory…

2019 KDLT Sports Gridiron Preview

Get Ready For Kickoff As We Preview The 2019 College & Prep Football Season!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Football is back and the KDLT Sports team is here to get you ready for kickoff with the 2019 Gridiron Preview!  We’re giving you features, analysis and insight on all our area college and prep teams that will get you set for another great year on the gridiron!  Click on the video viewers below to see…

Gannon Moore Has Great Chance to Make Team USA Rugby Team

Gannon Moore Has Great Chance to Make Team USA Rugby Team

SIOUX FALLS, SD…Gannon Moore’s road to becoming an USA rugby player was anything but a straight line. Gannon Moore, USA Rugby Wing says: “It all started actually at this field here, when I was a freshman in high school my older brother told me that rugby would make me a better football player.” Moore played both sports at Lincoln High…

Mustangs’ Reiss Receives Award on National TV

Mustangs' Reiss Receives Award on National TV

LOS ANGELES – Southwest Minnesota State University senior volleyball player Taylor Reiss officially received the Division II Honda Athlete of the Year Award on Monday night at the Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) presented by Honda at Galen Center on the campus of the University of Southern California. Reiss, a native of Tauton, Minn., received the award and was interviewed in front of…

SMSU’s Reiss Named D-II Athlete of the Year

SMSU's Reiss Named D-II Athlete of the Year

MARSHALL, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball standout Taylor Reiss, who was announced last Friday as the Division II Honda Female Athlete of the Year, will receive her award on Monday night in front of a live national television audience and Mustang fans are encouraged to tune in. Reiss will be presented with the honor on a live telecast airing on…

SMSU’s Taylor Reiss Named National Athlete Of The Year In Division Two

Will Be Honored Next Week In Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA – Taylor Reiss, a senior outside hitter from the Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team, has been named the Division II Honda Athlete of the Year as announced by Executive Director Chris Voelz of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) presented by Honda.   Reiss will be presented with this honor on a live telecast on CBS…

NSIC Volleyball Tournament Moving To Sanford Pentagon

Eight-Team Tournament Agrees To Deal From 2019-2021

BURNSVILLE, Minn. –  The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and the Sanford Pentagon are excited to announce an agreement that will bring the NSIC Volleyball Tournament to Sioux Falls, South Dakota for the next three years.  The eight-team, single elimination tournament will be held at the Sanford Pentagon in the 2019, 2020 and 2021 seasons. The NSIC Volleyball Tournament, one of,…

Northern Defends NSIC Title with 72-68 Win Over SMSU

Northern Defends NSIC Title with 72-68 Win Over SMSU

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The No. 25 Northern State University men’s basketball team defeated Southwest Minnesota State 72-68, en-route to their second straight NSIC/Sanford Health Basketball Tournament Championship. The Wolves defeated the Mustangs for the second straight year in the title match, improving to 26-6 overall this season. The title is the fourth NSIC Tournament crown for the Wolves in…

Northern and SMSU to Meet in NSIC Title Game Again

Northern and SMSU to Meet in NSIC Title Game Again

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The NSIC men’s championship game is Tuesday night at the Sanford Pentagon. The same two teams that met in the finals last year will play again. But for the Mustangs of SMSU, they realize they have to win with a record of 18-13 and get the league’s automatic bid into the region tournament or their season is…

SMSU Advances with Thrilling Overtime Win

SMSU Advances with Thrilling Overtime Win

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Southwest Minnesota State rallied from a double-digit second half deficit and then used a big 3-pointer late in overtime to earn a thrilling 84-78 overtime victory over Wayne State in the semifinals of the NSIC/Sanford Health Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the Sanford Pentagon. SMSU (18-13) will now advance to Tuesday’s night championship game versus regular…

NSIC TOURNAMENT-Bruggeman Leads SMSU Past Bemidji & Into Semifinals For Third Straight Year

Mustangs Win 75-62

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Ryan Bruggeman scored 38 points—one shy of the tournament record—and dished out five assists with four steals to lead Southwest Minnesota State to a 75-62 victory over Bemidji State in the quarterfinals of the NSIC/Sanford Health Tournament at the Sanford Pentagon on Sunday night.   SMSU, 17-13 overall and the tournament’s No. 5 seed from the…

NSIC Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal Previews

Tournament Shifts To Pentagon Tomorrow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The NSIC Basketball tournament shifts to the Sanford Pentagon tomorrow for quarterfinal play with a bevy of local teams still alive. Perhaps the most intriguing matchup of the weekend comes at high noon on Sunday when the top seeded Northern State men face Sioux Falls. At 23-6 and 3rd in the central region rankings, the defending National…

USF, Northern and SMSU Advance, Augie Loses in NSIC Tournament

USF, Northern and SMSU Advance, Augie Loses in NSIC Tournament

USF Recap SIOUX FALLS — Keyed by a fast start and high energy throughout the night, the University of Sioux Falls Men’s Basketball Team (19-10) rolled to a 96-51 victory over Minot State (14-18) in the NSIC Sanford Health Postseason Tournament at the Stewart Center on Wednesday. USF opened with a 15-3 lead and led 44-25 at halftime. In the…

Augustana Sweeps Final Regular Season Hoops Doubleheader From SMSU

Viking Women Win 95-83, Men Win 77-73

MEN’S RECAP SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Picked to finish 7th in the NSIC preseason poll, the Augustana men’s basketball team is the 2018-19 South Division co-champions. Augustana, who splits the league title with Minnesota State, finishes the regular season with a 77-73 win over Southwest Minnesota State on Saturday. The Vikings improve to 18-10 (14-8 NSIC) and SMSU drops to 15-13…

SMSU Signs 37 High School Football Players on National Letter of Intent Day

SMSU Signs 37 High School Football Players on National Letter of Intent Day

MARSHALL, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State University head football coach Cory Sauter announced the addition of 38 student-athletes to the Mustang program to continue their academic and football careers at SMSU on Wednesday. Today’s announcement came on the first day student-athletes are allowed to sign National Letters of Intent. Sauter said he expects more to sign in the next few…